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New Horse Hauling Rules

I'm so confused by this whole thing. There is so much info out there that is confusing and misleading. Many of my friends are rushing out to get CDL class A licenses! I am a recreational trailrider traveling all over the country, I reside in Texas. My GVWR on my trailer is 15,210 lbs., actual weight is only 7000 lbs. My truck GVWR is 9000lbs. I am under the 26,000 lbs limit, BUT my trailer GVWR is over that 10,000 limit............Do I need a special license????

Rains County Texas Posted 23 days ago

Acarids

how do you control ascarids parasites?

Anderson County Texas horses horse health Posted 3 months ago

Dry lots

I was recently given two foundered Mini's. I have 17 acres with a four sided shelter in the field near my barn with small stalls. I want to create a dry lot attached to the field shelter for dusk to dawn turning them out with grazing muzzles so they can roam. What type of fencing is recommended know if they will not break wood since one is 250 lbs (who moves extremely slow-20 y/o) and the other about 200 lbs.
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Hart County Kentucky Posted 3 months ago

horse suddenly quits eating

one of my horses did not come with the rest of them to fence to be fed.She stood out in pasture,seemed listless.I called her and she came,but would not eat,than imidiately went back down to pasture and just stood there.She was not limping,no sign of injury anywhere,no sweating or restlessness,just seemed lethargic.Same feed she has always had.There are horse apples,could this be the cause.Last night she was fine,came running to the fence at feed time. I read about Potomac disease in horses and found out fresh water snails can cause it.I have thousands of them on my property around damp ground and water.Horses drink out of a three hundred gallon livestock container so is it possible they have this and if this mare does have it would it have affected her so quickly.Less than twentyfour hours ago she was eating like her normal pig self,running etc.,tonight,a totally different horse.

Ellis County Texas Posted 3 months ago

Worming horses

Are there any published guidelines for worming horses in the southeast? Which wormers to use spring/fall based on fecal egg counts? Which wormers are recommended regardless due to worms that don’t tend to show up in samples (I think I’ve read tapeworms are one)? I’m generally confused about the transmission of worms. I’ve read to only harrow pastures on the hottest summer days. But then I’ve also read that worms don’t survive the heat well period, so is dragging necessary or helpful then? I would happily read and study any document that would help me better grasp the situation. I have not been able to find one.

Chowan County North Carolina horses horse parasites Posted 3 months ago

Horsemanship Pattern AQHA

When western horsemanship pattern asks for a TROT - Are you allowed to post to the trot

Outside United States Posted 3 months ago

forage feeding by feed value

I have a commercial Alfalfa business providing small square bale alfalfa/alfalfa grass mix hay to several horse owners. I was wondering if their is someone I can talk to about making recommendations on feeding rate based on the quality of the forage I am providing? For example, based on a sample analysis how much hay with a RFV of 150 would I need to feed a 1200 lb horse getting limited exercise verses hay with a 190 RFV.

Jasper County Iowa Posted 3 months ago

Should old Fleece be replaced on and old saddle?

I have an older Circle Y trail saddle. It has very old fleece under it that is coming off. Should I replace it with new shearling/fleece or use a good pad?

Orange County California Posted 4 months ago

Western riding lessons

My granddaughter is very interested in returning to the sport of horse riding. Who might be an option to offer lessons?

Salt Lake County Utah horses Posted 4 months ago

Pasture Land

I am in the process of trying to create pasture land for my horses in Taylors, SC. The land has been recently graded. I am trying to figure out the best way to prep the land and what is the best grass seed to plant in my area to create a lush pasture for the horses.

Greenville County South Carolina Posted 4 months ago